Tag: vision

Content Must Sit at the Heart of Business

Content marketing Asia

I was very fortunate to be invited by LinkedIn to do a keynote speech at its first ever social selling summit, INtro: Elevating Sales, held in Singapore on 18 June, 2015. To say I was anxious about delivering this to such a senior sales audience is an understatement, however the main reason for my anxiety…

Bambajan – Sustainable Music for Everyone

Bambajam

My friends, I wanted to share a really remarkable moment for two of my great friends Duncan and Lee Ann McKee. Nine years ago, they launched STIX, Motivation Through Music. I was present at their very first corporate gig, and it was an amazing experience. Nearly 100 people, coming together, playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”…

Messaging my Own Company – a Lesson Learned

Messaging and positioning, defining a company story, mission statement, vision statement

Since launching SAJE in 2006, I’ve gone through a few messaging revamps. I haven’t done this because I got it “wrong” in the early days, I quite simply started out focused on one area – messaging and positioning. But I’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t work full time on this – there just…

Softbank 30 Year Vision – An Asian Lesson

SoftBank Logo

SoftBank Corporation is a Japanese headquartered telecommunications and Internet corporation, with operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce, Internet, finance, and much much more. Established in Japan in 1981, its market capitalization in 2011 was more than US$43 billion. It’s a global player and recently gained the media spotlight with its 70 percent acquisition of US telco…

Slogans or Taglines – How to Create a Great One

Logos and taglines

I recently concluded a complete messaging revamp for an exciting company in the Cloud strategic advisory space. As part of any messaging overhaul, the tagline (or company slogan) must also be reviewed for relevance, because these three (or four or five) little words say so much about a company, encapsulating what you do with the…

Toys “R” Us Asia Pacific – Vision and Mission – Really?

Toys R Us logo

I’ve been struggling with ‘Toys “R” Us’ in Singapore recently. It’s a place I have to visit on a regular basis – not just because I have two young sons, but also because Singapore is one of those places where you are constantly invited to kids’ birthday parties and as such, there are always presents…

Mission Statements – World’s Top 10 Brands

Source: Millward Brown www.millwardbrown.com/BrandZ/Top_100_Global_Brands.aspx

Continuing the discussion on mission statements (the most searched content on this blog), the world’s top 100 brands were recently announced by Millward Brown. Now in its 7th year, the 2012 Top 100 Global Brandz saw Apple retaining its number one position, with IBM in 2nd place, pushing Google out to 3rd. As before, the…

Scoot is on Message

Scoot on Message

In April 2012, Singaporean travellers will have the option of a new low cost airline within the competitive mix – Scoot. I recently heard the CEO, Campbell Wilson interviewed on radio, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed. This is a company that has thought very deeply about what Scoot means and how…

Are Corporate Values Important?

famous Confucius quote "Wherever you go, go with all your heart" handwritten on a blackboard

I took my sons to Ben & Jerry’s for an ice-cream treat at the end of school term. I think it’s a phenomenal business, really standing by what it represents and I’m sure it’s one of the rare corporations actively supporting “Occupy Wall Street.” It’s a company that constantly promotes what it stands for in…